The Guilfordian

Homelessness trends in Greensboro

Emma English, Guest Writer

December 20, 2019

For many in the Guilford Community, the Folk Festival in downtown Greensboro is a weekend of fun-filled events with incredible live music and vibrant art. For Marcus Smith, it was a death sentence. During the 2018 Folk Festival, Marcus Smith went to the police for help during a mental health emergen...

Homelessness: an American crime

Worshipers sit at Church Under the Bridge, an open-air church service and meal for people experiencing homelessness downtown.

Nicholas Carratu, Staff Writer

October 23, 2015

Sometimes, the meat-and-potatoes of your existence is not food. It is extra socks, empty water bottles and a beat-up flip phone with just a few minutes of air time left. For G, whose name has been abbreviated, and the other 900 individuals who currently identify as homeless in Guilford County, this...

World & Nation News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

September 18, 2015

Cuba The government of Havana, Cuba, will release 3,522 prisoners ahead of a visit from Pope Francis.  This will be the third time Cuba has granted mass amounts of prisoners release before a papal visit. Though prisoners convicted of crimes like murder, child sex abuse and national security violations...

GSO and WS fight homelessness, starting with military veterans

Carlton Skinner, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

“Military service, particularly during wartime, can leave lasting mental and physical scars that make it very difficult to reintegrate into civilian society,” said Ross Kintzer, a three-time veteran of the war in Iraq. “There is absolutely a correlation between homelessness and military service....

Arrest for good deed sparks outrage, signals need for change

Arrest for good deed sparks outrage, signals need for change

Nicole Zelniker, Senior Writer

November 21, 2014

“Why are you arresting him?” “Shame on you, shame on you.” “The whole world is watching.” Earlier this month, these were the cries of people experiencing homelessness in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as police wrongfully arrested 90-year-old veteran Arnold Abbott and two ministers for...

Unique look at homelessness comes to Greensboro

Unique look at homelessness comes to Greensboro

Olivia Neal, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

“In captive, drugs and alcohol/ Wondering will I live or die/ My soul a walking time bomb/ Living day by day/ Hustling through life/ To meet my needs,” wrote Forrist Willis in his poem, “My Life Story.” Willis is one of several storytellers taking part in the Storyscapes Project in downtown...

‘Home Sweet Dorm’ only goes so far: student homelessness

'Home Sweet Dorm' only goes so far: student homelessness

Shelby Smith, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013

Imagine attending college with no roof over your head. According to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more than 33,000 college students nationwide face this situation. Guilford is no exception to this statistic. While some of us don’t acknowledge homelessness on campus, the problem...